QUICKEN LOANS 400 ODDS

LeBron James is playing in the NBA Finals.Albert Pujols left the St. Louis Cardinals.Hulk Hogan turned on Randy Savage and joined the NWO. Now, I know they feel. The Quiken Loans 400 takes place in Michigan International Speedway. American automakers use these races as a chance to showcase their successes. Thank goodness there are more of those to share in recent years.But business is business. Joey Logano’s quest to avoid a pink slip has me up a fake 405 dollars. So, sven though this ...

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POCONO 400 ODDS

The Pocono 400 might be the most conflicting race of the year.On one hand, shorter races seem to make sense; so, shortening the race by 40 laps seems like a good idea. On the other hand, I really like racing at Pocono and feel a bit bummed by the move.The shortening of Sunday’s race has also shortened the race, causing even more conflict with my picks. Prior to seeing the odds, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin seemed like obvious picks. They have the highest average finishing position am ...

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FEDEX 400 ODDS

Well that was fast.The 2012 Sprint Cup season is entering is second trimester with this week’s FedEx 400. And while we shouldn’t expect our favorite driver to develop a baby bump any time soon, we should expect the following trends to develop for the rest of this season. The Trevor Bayne Effect Is GoneWhen Ryan Newman is the biggest upset of the year, the difference between contenders and Dave Blaney is clear. There’s no need for crazy upset picks the rest of the season. Sor ...

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COCA-COLA 600 ODDS

On a homecoming weekend for many, Charlotte may be a different kind of return for one of racing’s most dominant teams.The first chunk of the 2012 Sprint Cup season revolved around Rick Hendrick’s quest for his 200th career win.  Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne struggled with bad luck; Dale Earnhardt Jr. struggled with putting together a complete race; Jimmie Johnson struggled with an extended funk from 2011. Smart people were asking quesitonsWow, how things have changed: Johnson& ...

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AARON’S 499 ODDS

Reality bites.This isn’t about an annoying movie, rather the reality of losing two straight races and going to NASCAR’s most unpredictable track. If there is going to be a curveball thrown in the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule, this is the weekend. Here’s why. Eight different drivers have won the last ten races at Talladega. Over the last five years, Mike Bliss and Joey Logano are in the top five among best average finishes. Jeff Gordon, who has two wins here in the last five year ...

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CAPITAL CITY 400 ODDS

Maybe Jack Roush was right.When Toyota debuted in the Sprint Cup, Jack Roush worried the automaker’s resources would start to dominate the Sprint Cup. After seeing Toyota start and barely qualify for many races, that thought seemed laughable.

Nobody is laughing now. Five of the top twelve drivers in the point standings drive a Toyota. If you combined the points of Mark Martin and Brian Vickers, they would be in the mix as well. The engine merger of Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota is the mo ...

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STP 400 ODDS

Can we finally agree Greg Biffle is for real?Up a fake 485 dollars after Greg Biffle’s win last week, I waiting to see where the points leader would stand in the eyes of oddsmakers going into one of his favorite tracks. What I saw stunned me. On one hand, I can agree Jimmie Johnson being a favorite. Nobody has led more laps at Kansas than Old Five Time, and Johnson has found himself close to two wins.Then there's Whopper Man. Tony Stewart’s run is historic. His record at Kansas is ...

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SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 ODDS

Smoke is finally causing fire.Tony Stewart is in the midst of racing streak the likes of which NASCAR hasn’t seen in years. This blazing run afforded many a chance to take advantage of generous odds, numbers which are finally starting to extinguish the likelihood of picking Stewart in the future. Stewart is the 4/1 favorite. One would have to go back to Jimmie Johnson’s run in 2010 before seeing those numbers again. Those are Kyle Busch at Bristol numbers. Tony Stewart has success ...

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GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500 ODDS

The worst things you can be is the favorite. Martinsville is a track dominated by few. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin have a combined 17 wins. I’m not picking any of them this week. Here’s why: Kyle Busch owns Bristol, he owned defeat two weeks ago.Last week, Jimmie Johnson owned Auto Club Speedway and never contended.No favorite has won the first five races of the 2012 Sprint Cup season.If there is anything to learn from 2012, it’s that the pool of Chase conte ...

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AUTO CLUB 400 ODDS

Four races. Four wins. Four manufacturers. Yet all anyone wants to talk about is one big issue: the number of people not watching in the stands.As the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule takes teams to a track known to have attendance issues, it’s fitting to find four reasons for the attendance woes. Time: I can’t get my daughter to sit through an hour-long church service without bringing a cavalcade of items. Four-hour races  aren’t family friendly. And with money tight, events t ...

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